Synthetic Hernia Mesh, WikiCommons, author: droftcm. A hernia is the bulging of the intestine or fat that pushes its way through a weak area in the abdominal wall. A number of patients choose watchful waiting but that can result in an emergency surgery which carries additional risks if the intestine is strangled after punching through the wall. The fact that hernia surgery carries a risk of pain and other complications is not news to MDND readers. Patient Hal Samples still suffers nerve pain even after mesh removal.
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Damage to the lower bowel — as a result of childbirth, bowel cancer or gut conditions — leaves many patients needing a colostomy bag. Louisa Smalley, 42, from Brentwood, Essex, underwent a pioneering treatment to avoid this. My problems began after the birth of my son Charles 14 years ago. I learned to manage with the pain, but by the time my daughter Megan was born four years later by Caesarean, because of my bowel problems , I was suffering from chronic constipation.
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